Statement from NCAA on Confederate flag legislation


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The NCAA announced via a statement on Thursday afternoon that the state of South Carolina can bid on Championship events now that the Confederate flag is coming down.

"We commend South Carolina lawmakers for taking this action to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. For nearly 15 years we have specifically protested the flag by not allowing states like South Carolina to host pre-selected NCAA championships. With this impending change, and consistent with our policy, South Carolina may bid to host future NCAA championships once the flag no longer flies at the State House grounds."

The NCAA since 2001 has not allowed the state of South Carolina to host any predetermined postseason events. Sporting events such as the men's NCAA basketball tournament and NCAA men's baseball tournament can now be played again in the Palmetto State. Possible cities that could potentially be affected positively financially would be Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Greenville, etc.

The flag is expected to be removed from the state grounds at 10 AM EST and then the sanctions will be lifted.






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chicken_kickin
spacer I just can't be in Clemson for several years. Can be
Lakedude
spacer This will be big for FCS and DII schools especially
PenthouseTiger
spacer Agreed***
Drobins
spacer Re: This will be big for FCS and DII schools especially
oghost®
spacer It'll be interesting to see if the ACC Golf Tourney might be
tigrjm76®
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RunJumpCatch
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TigerXJ
spacer Souldn't they reward us a few after all the...
ClemsonTiger1988®
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smed
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smed
spacer I was speaking as a southerner and a South Carolianan.
ClemsonTiger1988®
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lhaselden
spacer Can Dixiana, S C bid also?***
GatorBowl
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PenthouseTiger
spacer Bizarre. The flag on the confederate monument was supposed
WolfMan2
spacer Re: Bizarre. The flag on the confederate monument was supposed
cugrad80
spacer Re: Bizarre. The flag on the confederate monument was supposed
kelley21®
spacer Perhaps we should ban the NCAA from hosting
wildblulou®
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rivercat
spacer Good stuff and good for business. About time,**
Carlsbad®
spacer Re: Good stuff and good for business. About time,**
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spacer Re: Good stuff and good for business. About time,**
Rock31
spacer Re: Good stuff and good for business. About time,**
Carlsbad®
spacer Went to the 2001 NCAA D1 XC Championships @ Furman U
mhuyser
spacer I've always wondered.... Is there a ban is Mississippi?
andylayne®
spacer Yeah there is
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